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Red Face
N1997-0001-330-0
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The features of Red Face are exaggerated, approximating the configuration of a mask. The pouting lips, perforated nostrils and deeply set eyeballs lead to the apprehension of interior spaces and volumes. The surface is articulated vigorously, even dramatically; as a result planes curve and rise steeply, generating deep spaces within the form. The surface is marked by sharp, irregular cuts; these enliven the textural characteristics of the exterior planes. The form is painted in red, a colour that radiates light forcefully. This is a strident composition, exerting a powerful, commanding presence. In it the head is transformed into an evocative sculptural entity, capable of sustaining close viewing at the conceptual and formal levels. Red Face, completely upturns all expectations regarding the formal presentation of the head and the conveyance of symbolic meaning. In reversing the customary appearance Eng Teng is denying the head its pre-eminence. It is not the repository of identity and neither is it the centre of a psychological being. In embarking on this pathway, Eng Teng is reconsidering the function, role and purpose of the head in art, including its appearance in his own art.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Ciment-fondu, paint, lacquer 
Measurements
Width 20 cm Height 59 cm Length 34 cm  
Creator name
Ng Eng Teng 
Creator date
1934 - 2001 
Where it was made
Singapore 
Geography
Singapore 
Time period
AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
20th Century; 1986 
Function
An artwork 
Acquisition
The first of three donations by artist, Ng Eng Teng to NUS Museum. This sculpture was part of the first donation in 1997. 
Copyright
 
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Owner
NUS Museum, NUS Centre For the Arts 
Museum
NUS Museum, NUS Centre For the Arts 
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